Lapis Topaz Pendant
Looking for a unique statement piece? This Lapis Topaz Pendant will look fantastic on a short choker, either leather or silver. This unique .925 sterling silver antique looking design features a central Lapis Lazuli crystal adorned by 2 Blue Topaz gemstones. Gorgeous Piece!
Dimensions in cm : 3.5 x 2 x 0.7
Lapis Lazuli Meanings
Keywords: Inner vision, truthful communication, royal virtues
Chakras: Third eye, throat
Zodiac Signs: Libra, Sagittarius
Birthstone: September, December
Wedding Anniversary: 9th and 11th year
Lapis Lazuli Crystal Healing Properties:
Lapis Lazuli is a stone of reflection and self knowledge. It activates the higher mind and psychic abilities and has traditionally been used to assist one in connecting with the gods and invoking divine inspiration. Lapis helps to create a clearer perspective on ones life and assists with the identification of habits, patterns or lessons that may be blocking ones spiritual progress. It can uncover the karmic roots of illness and highlight where one might be self sabotaging ones healing.
Lapis Lazuli History and Uses:
The word Lapis Lazuli comes from the Latin words lapis for stone and lazulum derived from the Persian word lazaward the name of a place where it was mined. The word azure for blue in many languages derives its name from this stone. Lapis Lazuli has been mined in the Sar-i- Sang mine in Afghanistan for over 6000 years. It is a semi precious stone which was highly prized by many ancient cultures including the Sumerians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Persians,Egyptians, Harrapans, Greeks and Romans. It has been found fashioned into amulets, beads, knife handles, statues and inlaid in bowls which are thousands of years old. Powdered Lapis Lazluli was used as eye makeup by the ancient Egyptians and was made into the very expensive and sought after ultramarine blue paint used by the masters in Renaissance Europe. Catherine the Great used Lapis Lazuli to decorate the St Petersberg palace with 2 metre tall urns carved from solid Lapis.
Lapis Lazuli Geological Description:
Lapis Lazuli is a sodium aluminium silicate with sulphur, chlorine and hydroxyl, and variable inclusions of pyrite and white calcite. It has a hardness of 5 to 6. Lapis mostly comes from the West Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan, with other deposits found in Chile and Russia.
Affirmation: I claim the sovereignty and power of my highest self and I align myself with my highest truth.
Blue Topaz Meanings
Key words: Enhancement of mind and communication
Chakras: Throat, third eye
Birthstone: August, November, December
Zodiac Signs: Sagittarius, Virgo
Wedding Anniversary: 4th year – Blue Topaz, 23rd & 50th year – Imperial Topaz
Blue Topaz Crystal Healing Properties:
Blue Topaz reflects the energy of the mind and knowledge. It gently facilitates the communication of visions and knowledge to others. Blue Topaz stimulates our ability to learn and to think through complex concepts and ideas. It helps calm the mind for meditation and is soothing to the emotional body. Blue Topaz supports the general health of the neck and throat .
Blue Topaz History and Uses:
There are a differing ideas about the origin of the name Topaz. Some believe it is named after the island of Topazios, now called Zabargad, in the Red Sea where Chrysolite was mined. The ancient Greeks named the island, which means “to seek”, possibly because it was difficult to find in the mists. Others believe the name Topaz comes from the ancient Indian Sanskrit word tapas meaning fire, referring to the golden colour of Imperial Topaz. Topaz comes in a range of colours including colourless (white) to yellow, orange, red-brown, light to dark-blue, pink to red, violet and light-green. Ancient Egyptians and Romans associated Golden or Imperial Topaz with the sun god because of it’s colour. Ancient Greeks believed it could increase men’s strength and virility. In ancient Indian tradition it was believed to activate the throat chakra, enhancing self expression. Nowadays Topaz can be irradiated and heat treated to enhance the colour of the stone.
Blue Topaz Geological Description:
Topaz is an aluminium silicate fluoride hydroxide crystal with a hardness of 8. Topaz is found in the USA, Brazil, Africa, Sri Lanka, Russia, Burma, Australia, Japan, Madagascar and Mexico.
Affirmation: I perceive and express my intuitive insights with clarity and precision